Tuesday, 10 March 2015

***Blog Tour*** One Great Year by Tamara Veitch & Rene Defazio



Welcome to my tour stop for One Great Year by Tamara Veitch and Rene Defazio. This is an adult book that has romance, historical fiction, literary fiction, philosophical fiction, fantasy, science fiction and adventure.  
The tour runs March 9-20 with reviews, author interviews, excerpts and a few guest posts.
 

About the Book:

An epic, thought-provoking tale of reincarnation, love, and the struggle of good against evil. 

As the world descends from a Golden Age into darkness and brutality, Marcus has been reincarnated an exhausting number of times. Selected to become an Emissary, it is his duty to protect the ancient secrets. His adventure is heightened because he secretly consumes a serum that allows him to have memory from one lifetime to the next. In doing so, he sets himself up for thousands of years of torment, loneliness, and searching. 

Desperate to never forget his soulmate, Theron, and never sure if he was truly meant to be an Emissary, Marcus struggles through lifetimes to overcome his cruel and powerful nemesis, Helghul.

Fusing the adventure of Indiana Jones with the introspection and wisdom of Eckhart Tolle, One Great Year takes readers on an epic journey through history, following characters who are born and reborn as they struggle to triumph over evil.

Excerpt:

 pages 85-87
 
Sartaña prepared herself, waiting in dread, knowing that her warriors had been defeated. 
She watched from the higher ground of the palace …Sartañawaited. There was nothing 
else she could do… Finally a distant rumble grew to a roar as the conquering multitude
passed the unprotected gates into the sacred city. Warrior after warrior marched, talked,
laughed, and cheered as they followed their exultant leader to the central courtyard—a
seemingly endless trail shrouded in a cloud of dust. The stench of sweat and blood filled
the streets; the air was thick with their unfamiliar odor.
The citizens huddled in their huts, shaking with grief and fear. Some peeked curiously
at the awful procession, instantly confused and terrified by the spectacle of spears
and blood-soaked posts with the severed heads of their men stacked three and four high.
Fathers, grandfathers, and friends all reduced to body parts and trophies and paraded
ghoulishly through the familiar lanes.
The leader, Katari, climbed the stone steps unchecked, flanked by his personal
guards. In his hand, dangling from his spear, he raised the severed head of their blessed
high priest: conquered, staring in frozen shock, and still wet with fresh blood. Sartaña
stared in horror at her mate’s head swinging and bouncing with each step. His kind lips
and laughing eyes were distorted and ruined. The grotesque object looked surreal, and
her brain could hardly comprehend it. Katari ignored the dry blood on his skin; his thick
flat forehead and wide nose were in direct contrast to the fine features of his victim.
The war was lost and the rewards were yet to be claimed by the victors. Sartaña,
sitting erect and proud, concealed the fear bubbling up inside of her as she clutched the
cold stone arms of her throne, her knuckles white and tense.
I have seen this before, she thought inwardly, staring at her captor. I’ve seen him before!



About the Authors:

Tamara-and-Rene-265 (1)What happens when two passionate writer-artists fall in love and decide to make an uncommon life together? The award-winning novel One Great Year and its forthcoming sequels are just a few of the awesome possibilities!

Born and raised in the Vancouver area, Rene DeFazio is an actor, screenwriter and producer with numerous film and television roles to his credit, as well as countless commercials and print ads. After spending many years backpacking and filming, Rene drew upon an abundance of unusual and exciting experiences to create One Great Year. His tireless research and firsthand knowledge of exotic locations, customs, sights and smells helped to bring this epic story to life.

Tamara Veitch is a writer, artist and mother. She also grew up in the Vancouver area, and attended Simon Fraser University to study English and psychology. Tamara worked as a special education assistant for the Vancouver School Board, and later opened her own mural painting business.

One Great Year took three painstaking years to complete. Within months of its independent release, One Great Year was optioned to become a Hollywood blockbuster film trilogy. Rene and Tamara have also partnered with Greenleaf Book Group for their literary debut and U.S. release, in October 2013.

The authors are currently writing the second and third books in the One Great Year series, filming a documentary, embarking on a book tour, and offering free seminars called POD Parties (Plain ol’ Discussion about monumental topics), where they discuss the ancient history, modern science, and inspirations layered throughout One Great Year.  

Giveaway: 
Three (3) winners will get paperbacks of One Great Year 
Open Worldwide
Ends March 25
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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.




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